New Jersey Public Records

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The following indexes may be very useful for finding the names of New Jersey ancestors and learning where they were living at a particular time:

  • Indenture Collection containing Deeds, Bonds, Commissions, etc. of New Jersey Individuals: and other States, 1600-1900. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. (Family History Library films 849596, 849543-57.) There is an alphabetical index on films 849596 (A-Con), and 849543-547 (Con-Z). The indexes and the records are at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Index of Names to Various Records in Various New Jersey Counties, 1600-1800s. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. (Family History Library films 946856-61.) This is an alphabetical index to names listed in commissions in the military, powers of attorney, court appointments, Justice of Peace appointments, pardons, earmark registrations, land agreements, mortgages, warrants, surveys, patents, wills, marriages, court suits, licenses, naturalizations, quit claims, affidavits, and apprentices. The index indicates the volume in which the record is to be found. These indexes and the records are at the Division of Archives and Records Management, Trenton, New Jersey.